CVB At Your Service

Practical, useful, and innovative event planning services.
If you’re planning a convention, meeting, trade show, reunion, or gathering in the Dayton area, the Dayton/Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau is here to help! We’ll happily provide you with various valuable services, ranging from pre-event planning to on-site implementation during your event.
We offer a range of services to groups, many of which are complimentary. Some restrictions apply, so don’t hesitate to contact Convention Services & Sales Manager Sonya Harchaoui at 937-226-8236 (or toll-free at 1-800-221-8234) for details.

Working With Our Sales Team

The professional and knowledgeable staff of the Dayton/Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau is eager to save you valuable time and money!  
Dayton/Montgomery County is the ideal location for your next convention, meeting, military reunion, sports tournament, or event. Let our sales team help you free of charge!
  • Talk with us about your hotel, event space, program, and agenda needs. Our sales staff pride themselves on being experts in all our community has to offer. A sales manager will work with you to develop a Request For Proposal that will be sent out on your behalf to all of the hotels, facilities, and venues that could accommodate your group. We will collect bid proposals on your behalf and assemble them into one comprehensive Dayton bid book with a summary sheet of all of your various options and costs.
  • Your dedicated Bureau sales manager will mail you the comprehensive Dayton bid proposal book and call you to review your options in detail.
  • If you are interested in a site visit, your Bureau sales manager will develop an appointment itinerary for you and host you throughout your visit.

CVB Sales & Services Staff Directory


Kim Addis
Director of Sales & Services


Ron Eifert
Senior Sales Manager
Market Segment: Sports, Hobby


Sonya Harchaoui
Sales & Services Manager
Market Segments:  Social Reunions, Weddings 


Allison Popadyn
Sales Manager
Market Segments:  Corporate, Fraternal, Military Reunions, Tour and Travel, Multicultural


Brenda Baker
Sales Manager
Market Segments: Education, Government, State, Regional and National Associations, Faith-Based


Ready to submit your RFP? Click Here


Working with the CVB Services Department

The Dayton/Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau prides itself in providing extensive complementary services to ensure the optimal planning, promotion, and implementation of your event. You will note that many CVBs and communities charge for these services. We offer them for free as another value-added reason for selecting Dayton/Montgomery County as your event host destination.

Contact Your Convention Services & Sales Manager Today:

Sonya Harchaoui
Convention Services & Sales Manager


Area Vendors/Suppliers

  • The Convention Services Department maintains extensive files on local vendors ranging from charter motorcoach companies, caterers, florists, speakers, entertainment options, decorators, and more. Let us provide you with a list of options available in our community. We can make recommendations and/or information forwarded to assist you in selecting a variety of area vendors helpful to the success of your event in Dayton/Montgomery County.

Dayton Ambassadors/Registration Assistance

  • A team of qualified and knowledgeable individuals is provided to assist with registration, typing, hostessing, staffing a Dayton Information Station and/or a Restaurant Reservation Booth, and a multitude of other event-related projects. Dayton Ambassadors are courteous and professional, offering all groups a direct connection to pertinent area information while providing invaluable on-site assistance. The CVB pays the ambassadors, but the meeting planner incurs no cost.

Dayton Information Station

  • This tabletop booth comes complete with attraction brochures, current event happenings, locator maps, shopping information, and a friendly Dayton Ambassador. The Dayton Information Station has become a meeting planner’s favorite and can be customized to contain materials specific to your needs.

Restaurant Reservation Booth

  • This tabletop booth display highlights numerous popular independent area restaurants. Menus are available from many of the area’s dining establishments and favorite family restaurants, allowing delegates to preview restaurants of interest. A knowledgeable Dayton Ambassador staffs this booth to assist in restaurant selections, providing directions and phoning ahead to reserve your table.


  • If your delegates like to eat, why not plan a dine-Around with your Convention Services Manager? This progressive-style lunch or dinner will be customized to satisfy your group’s interests, tastes, and budget. Popular choices have included highlighting ethnically diverse restaurants, architecturally exciting, or historically significant.


  • We are happy to arrange truly unique shopping experiences. These can include fashion shows, consultants, special sales, and refreshments. Shopping experiences can include the most famous department stores and unusual specialty shops and outlet malls. These outings are planned to accommodate your groups’ schedules and preferences.

Dignitary Liaison

  • The Dayton/Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau is your direct link to the elected officials of the City, County, and State. To add excitement to your opening ceremony, ask your Convention Services Manager to prepare a proclamation from the Mayor, County Commission President, or Governor. Welcome letters and words of invitation can also be arranged to enhance registration materials, welcome packets, or programs.

Event Attendance Builder

  • Customize one of our digital Dayton templates to email to your attendees in advance of your event to help increase attendance. 

Media Assistance

  • If you wish to generate pre-event or day-of-event publicity, tap into a few of our media resources. Complete Media Resources Guides are available to review the basics of writing press releases and public service announcements. Electronic media contacts/e-mails for the region’s print, TV, and radio stations are provided to make forwarding press releases and PSAs more convenient.

Name Badges — Buck-A-Badge

  • This $1.00 service is worth its weight in gold! Just provide a list of registrants, your logo, and any information you want printed to receive your professionally designed, easy-to-read, laser-produced name badges. Additionally, your Convention Services Manager will deliver your name badges to the location of choice, pre-sorted to your specifications.

Party Planning/Outings

  • Dayton/Montgomery County has many unique opportunities for creating a memorable opening ceremony, awards banquets, vendor function, president’s gala, golf outing, or networking reception. Contact your Convention Services Manager for suggestions on exciting venues, theme ideas, and service providers for these and other special activities.

Volunteer/Turn-Key Charity Activities

  • Many groups are now incorporating volunteer/social responsibility activities into their event agendas that provide their attendees an opportunity to “give back” to the Greater Dayton community. Talk with your Convention Services Manager about turn-key options ranging from Habitat For Humanity, Dayton Children’s Medical Center, and the Dayton VA Medical Hospital to the Humane Society and Five Rivers MetroParks.

Welcome Packets

  • Work with your Dayton Convention Services Manager to determine which collateral pieces would be helpful to your attendees. Our Destination Dayton Visitors Guide is a popular choice, a comprehensive 44-page magazine covering area attractions, arts and culture, outdoor recreational activities, restaurants, maps, sample itineraries, and more. Your Convention Services Manager can place the Destination Dayton Visitors Guide into sleek plastic “Dayton Birthplace of Aviation” labeled bags, which can serve as convenient totes for your attendees.

Custom Services

  • If you require assistance in an area not outlined above, chat with your Convention Services Manager, who will be happy to try and accommodate any special customized service requests.

Post Convention/Event Surveys

  • Curious about what your attendees thought of their event in Dayton/Montgomery County? Looking for feedback on what was deemed the best part of our event or on ways to improve your event? Work with your Convention Services Manager to develop a customized survey that can be emailed to your attendees. The Bureau can compile a concise survey recap and send it to you, providing valuable feedback that will help you plan future events.